An ad for a Dutch children’s TV show, shows a bunch of adults disrobing before a group of kids aged between 10 and 12 years old. The show is entitled Simply Naked and will be aired by the national broadcaster NOS.
In the programme, children get to ask adults questions about their bodies. The shows producers have said that the show is entirely educational and sex is never discussed. However, critics have labelled it disgusting. One conservative politician claimed that the show is promoting child abuse.
FvD party leader Thierry Baudet said it “comes close to promoting paedophilia.” Left-wing MP Tunahan Kuzu called the programme ‘ridiculous’ and told his Twitter followers to write to the national broadcaster to complain.
In response, TV presenter Edson da Graça said; “The aim is to teach children that each and every body is different and that not all bodies are perfect.”
The public broadcaster NOS issued a statement saying;
“The children knew exactly what was going to happen and they could say how they felt during the programme at any time. We had expected a bit of a ruckus. Not everyone will think this is for children and that’s OK. It’s up to the parents to decide if their children can watch.”
Is it really necessary to teach 10 year-olds that all bodies are different, by putting them on television and exposing them to naked adults? Of course not. This is sick and I’m no conservative, believe me.